Side Entry | Shades of CSA in Western Province’s ‘non-existent’ crisis

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Zelt Marais. Picture: Getty images
Zelt Marais. Picture: Getty images


There was something fitting about the Zoom feed cutting out 30 minutes into Western Province’s midweek press conference that was held to allay fears about the union losing its fourth and fifth board directors this year.

Given that Province has, as a colleague pointed out, lost a CEO, formed a committee to replace him (which has been whittled down to president Zelt Marais), lost or driven away all its independent directors, signed a property investment deal with Flyt Property Investment that is questionable at best, and have had their talks with would-be equity partner MVM Holdings drag on, it’s easy to see the technical glitch as a metaphor along the lines of the lights being on but nobody being at home.

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